Monthly Archives: January 2011

PhilaU Room Reservation System Now Online

The PhilaU room reservation system is now available online at www.PhilaU.edu/Reservations – making the room reservation process more user friendly and efficient. The system will allow the campus community to submit a room reservation request and receive approval for the …

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Provost Randy Swearer on educating innovative thinkers: The Atlantic

Teaching students to be innovators requires a commitment to a diverse, multidisciplinary and deeply collaborative educational experience, Provost Randy Swearer told The Atlantic Jan. 28.  Noting President Obama’s call to action for strengthening innovation in last week’s State of the Union …

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New PhilaU MAG Composites Institutes to develop innovative materials: Philadelphia Business Journal

PhilaU has received $1.1 million from MAG IAS to help it establish an institute for researching and developing new textile-based composite materials, as well as a new undergraduate engineering concentration in composites, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Jan.28.  David Brookstein, executive dean …

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PhilaU and MAG establish new Composites Institute: The Roxborough Review

Philadelphia University and MAG are establishing the Philadelphia University MAG Composities Institute for research and development of new textile-based composites that could have wide application in such industries as aerospace, automotive and energy, The Roxborough Review reported Jan. 25.

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Coach Tom Shirley captures career win 600: The Roxborough Review

Women’s baskethall coach Tom Shirley earned his 600th career win Jan. 19 in a 76-60 home-court victory over Chestnut Hill Academy, The Roxborough Review reported Jan. 25.

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Industrial design Corian project featured in Dwell magazine video

Industrial design students who designed innovative products made with Corian solid-surface material were featured in a film made for Dwell magazine.  Faculty members Tod Corlett and Hy Zelkowitz also were featured.  The outstanding projects, made by students who graduated in 2010, were manufactured for Corian and exhibited this fall at …

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Tommy Hilfiger to receive PhilaU Spirit of Design Award, Inquirer reports

Tommy Hilfiger, who “put the pep in preppy for a quarter-century,” will receive PhilaU’s Spirit of Design Award at the April 30 Fashion Show, Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Michael Klein wrote in his Jan. 25 Inqlings column.  Hilfiger will follow a …

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PhilaU Fashion Students Receive YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards

Four PhilaU fashion students – two in fashion design and two in fashion industry management – have received scholarship awards from the prestigious YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. Fashion design student Anfisa Sokolova, a senior, received $10,000 as a finalist in …

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Graduate Students Collaborated to Develop Garments Benefiting Children with Disabilities

Students in the M.S. in Occupational Therapy (OT) Program and the M.S. in Fashion Apparel Studies (FAS) Program worked in four teams during the fall semester to develop adaptive garments for children enrolled in the United Cerebral Palsy Preschool in …

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Women’s Basketball Coach Tom Shirley Reaches 600 Career Wins

Philadelphia University women’s basketball coach Tom Shirley reached a momentous 600 career coaching win milestone in his team’s 76-60 victory over the visiting Chestnut Hill College Griffins on Wednesday, Jan. 19 in The Gallagher Athletic Center. His career with the …

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